jfoust at threedee.com
Wed Apr 13 17:06:50 CDT 2005
At 03:42 PM 4/13/2005, you wrote:
>Well, not quite "definitive" because...
I was going to use the words "data point" but erased it. :-)
>> The GW-BASIC name stands for Gee-Whiz BASIC.
>So, which is it?
As he said, we have to ask Bill Gates.
This whole story so much resembles other incidents in my personal
software history. I'll email the old gang from company X and try
to recount where some name or program came from and who worked on
it and why we used code name Z for it, and there's always going
to be several versions of the story.
I'm content with the ambiguous summary. It's history, folks.
>Otherwise, a great piece of information (to be taken with a grain of salt
>as it's only one side of the story told first-hand).
Dr. Whitten also added in a follow-up:
"I also know something about Intecolor 8001 and Compucolor II machines
because I was Director of Software for ISC from 1978-1979. I bought an
ISC 8001 in Jan 77 and worked for them as a consultant in 77 and 78."
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